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Fisker unveils VLF Force 1 V10 supercar after lawsuit against Aston Martin

11:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

VLF Automotive today unveiled its Force 1 V10 supercar, a week after it became the subject of a suit between designer Henrik Fisker and Aston Martin.... Read More »

Car wars: Fisker's Force 1 awakens Aston's legal troopers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Aston Martin has sent designer/car-builder Henrik Fisker a letter demanding that he not unveil his Force 1 concept car at the Detroit auto show this week, or else change the design to “avoid conflict with Aston Martin's rights.” Fisker responded with a $100 million lawsuit.... Read More »

Fisker, Lutz partner to retool VL

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Auto designer Henrik Fisker is joining former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz and entrepreneur Gilbert Villarreal to create a new luxury sports car company.... Read More »

NextEV picks ex-Cisco tech chief to lead U.S. operations

6:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

NextEV named Padmasree Warrior, Cisco Systems' former technology chief, to lead U.S. operations for the Chinese electric-car startup. Warrior, 55, will be U.S. CEO and head of development for software and user experience.... Read More »

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BLOG: Henrik Fisker readies 2 cars for Detroit auto show

10:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2015

Designer Henrik Fisker, he of the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and his very own Fisker Karma, is prepping two new cars to be introduced at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Karma Automotive links with BMW for electric drive technology

9:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Karma Automotive, the Chinese-owned company once known as Fisker, is working with BMW to access some of the German automaker's electric drive and charging technology.... Read More »

Fisker Automotive changes name to Karma Automotive

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Fisker Automotive, once the maker of the luxury Karma plug-in hybrid, has changed its name to Karma Automotive and will don a new logo.... Read More »

Henrik Fisker designs exotic convertible for Galpin

6:57 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2015

Luxury designer Henrik Fisker has created a convertible variation of the Ford GT Mustang to be sold by Galpin Auto Sports of Los Angeles.... Read More »

China's Wanxiang plans to build Fisker Karma in S. Calif.

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2015

Fisker Automotive and Technology Group plans to revive production of the Fisker hybrid sports car in a new plant to be built in Southern California.... Read More »

Henrik Fisker, Aston Martin settle suit over Thunderbolt design

4:15 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2015

Aston Martin has put the brakes on Henrik Fisker's return to the auto industry. Fisker, sued by Aston Martin late last month over plans to produce a $400,000 supercar called the Thunderbolt, has agreed to drop those plans to settle the suit.... Read More »

Aston Martin claims Henrik Fisker's Thunderbolt is unauthorized copy

8:59 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

Aston Martin said Henrik Fisker’s “Thunderbolt” prototype for a $400,000 GT coupe is an unauthorized copy of its iconic sports cars featured in James Bond movies for 50 years.... Read More »

China's Wanxiang to rebrand Fisker as Elux, report says

9:26 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group will push back its planned relaunch of the defunct Fisker Karma hybrid sports car until mid-2016 and rebrand Fisker Automotive as Elux, two sources familiar with the plan told Reuters on Sunday.... Read More »

GABE NELSON

BLOG: Fisker flexes muscle with coachbuilt 725-hp Mustang

2:55 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

Henrik Fisker, the Danish designer behind the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and the ill-fated Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, apparently can design an American muscle car, too.... Read More »

China's Wanxiang to relaunch Fisker Karma with 2012 design, report says

4:32 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2014

Chinese auto parts producer Wanxiang Group, which bought electric car pioneer Fisker Automotive from bankruptcy, is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma hybrid luxury car by using a design from the company's last year of production, people close to the companies said.... Read More »

GreenTech electric vehicle venture anticipates U.S. production in 4th quarter

5:20 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2014

A Chinese-affiliated electric vehicle venture that has generated more curiosity than cars during the past five years anticipates launching U.S. production by the end of this year.... Read More »

Former GM veteran, Fisker boss Posawatz to join INRIX board

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2014

Tony Posawatz, the former vehicle line director for the Chevrolet Volt who also briefly headed Fisker Automotive, has joined the board of directors for telematics company INRIX.... Read More »

PLUGGING IN

Chinese supplier lays plans to revive Fisker and give itself a jolt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

If Lu Guanqiu has his way, his Wanxiang Group will bring the Fisker Karma back to life and establish the Chinese supplier as a high-profile coach-builder in the United States. There are big ifs. But Lu is not accustomed to failure.... Read More »

Fisker's Chinese owner plans 2nd model after Karma output resumes

5:51 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2014

The Chinese owner of Fisker Automotive hopes to launch a second model that would join the $100,000 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid in three years, according to the company’s chairman.... Read More »

Fisker's new owner: 'I'll burn as much cash as it takes'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

The Chinese auto parts magnate who bought Fisker Automotive at a bankruptcy auction in February has nursed a desire to build cars since the 1980s. Now, Lu Guanqiu, the billionaire chairman and founder of Wanxiang Group, China's largest supplier, is getting his chance.... Read More »

Fisker boss will 'burn as much cash as it takes' as it takes on Tesla

7:05 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014

The Chinese billionaire who bought Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. at a bankruptcy auction is planning to build a new slate of electric-drive cars in the United States, challenging Tesla Motors Inc. on its home turf.... Read More »

Merger links Lutz's VL with Virginia governor's EV venture

5:24 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014

VL Automotive, a sports car start-up founded by Detroit 3 veteran Bob Lutz, has merged with EV venture GreenTech Automotive to bring its Fisker Karma-based Destino car to market.... Read More »

Former Fisker creditors seek OK to file liquidation plan

3:49 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014

Creditors of the former Fisker Automotive Holdings are seeking permission to file their own liquidation plan for the defunct maker of luxury plug-in hybrids cars, saying the company is insisting on terms that would harm unsecured creditors and put plan-approval at risk.... Read More »

Next big thing for A123 may be shift to small batteries

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014

Now that battery-maker A123 Systems has the same corporate parent as Fisker, the supplier's strategy might seem clear: make lithium ion battery packs for electric vehicles. Not so fast. CEO Jason Forcier is eyeing a bigger target.... Read More »

Energy Dept. dangles low-interest financing for suppliers

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2014

The department of energy wants auto suppliers to know that it still has $16 billion in low-interest financing available to support efficient-vehicle programs, and it wants them to step forward for a share of those funds.... Read More »

Fisker cleared to borrow $4.98 million from Wanxiang

2:49 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2014

Fisker Automotive received court approval to borrow $4.98 million from Wanxiang Group, the Chinese auto-parts maker that won an auction for the bankrupt maker of luxury plug-in cars.... Read More »

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